Top 4 Free Photo/Design Apps

There are many lists of apps that you can use to edit photos on your iPhone (or iDevice of any kind). Here are a couple that I use regularly to edit, combine & add text to photos.

Top 4 Free Photo & Graphic Design Apps for iPhone

Most are free photography apps, but some have optional in-app purchases. Since I’ve discovered I like my DSLR mainly for personal photography projects, most of the photos used in my blog are taken & edited on my iPhone 5.

Here are my top 4 photography apps on my iPhone:

1) ColorCap


I use Color Cap to make descriptive photos for my blog posts. Basically, to make them suitable for pinning on Pinterest. It is a very quick & easy app to use and it comes with a decent selection of backgrounds, fonts & colours. You can also use your own photo as a background. I did have one in-app purchase on this – I think it was 99c to have font colours other than black. Well worth it for the convenience in my view.

2) PhotoCollage


There are a million* and one (*may not be accurate figure) apps out there for stitching your photos together. This is the one I came across first and I’m pretty happy with it. Like most apps I choose, it ‘s free and it gives a great selection of options for combining photos.

3) Phoster


This is actaully an app to make your own poster, but I like it for it’s semi-inforgraphic design style and ease of use. You don’t have to order a poster to use this, just save it to your camera roll & hey presto, you’re good to go. I used this app to create the pinnable graphic for this post.

4) Labelbox


Labelbox is a really simple app for adding text to a photo. The design is like prining a label (or writing on washi tape – though I’m still a bit blurry on that fad). It comes with a decent but limited selection of free label designs and many more you can purchase in packs for 99c.

I’d love to hear the apps you use for editing on the go – there are so many out there!

2 Replies to “Top 4 Free Photo/Design Apps”

  1. The only one of these I’ve heard of, and use, is Photo Collage! I’m going to check these others out. I do recommend A Beautiful Mess’ app, though a billion people have it and you can tell who is abusing it on instagram :p

  2. […] My editing process to make the blog graphics has been pretty simple. I add the text you can see above, include my blog name down the bottom and then delete one element that I had no use for. Once I’ve done that, I upload the photo I created on my iPhone with the topic name for that day. I use Color Cap for many of my text-based graphics and totally love it. I’ve covered apps similar to this in a previous post. […]

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